APL Avenue winners announced for BBC Gardeners' World Live

Last year, the APL launched a competition to give five contractors and designers a chance to feature "inspirational, aspiration and relatable" gardens at BBC Gardeners' World Live 2016.

APL announces winners of BBC Gardeners' World Live competition. Image: Pixabay
APL announces winners of BBC Gardeners' World Live competition. Image: Pixabay

The five front or back gardens will feature on the APL Avenue, giving the public the opportunity to witness first-hand what can be achieved in a small space.

Landscapers were asked to produce a breakdown of costings to share with the public to give a greater understanding of the costs of a garden build. To ensure top-quality design and construction each garden will receive a contribution towards the build. Marshalls has also sponsored the APL competition, supplying products from its domestic range.

The five finalists for the competition are:

· Big Fish Landscape (Hereford) designer Olivia Kirk
· The Garden Makers (Warwickshire) designer Claudia de Yong
· Genesis Landscapes (Cambridgeshire) designers Jean Wardrop and Alexandra Stevenson
· MJM Landscapes (Lancashire)
· Stone and Leaf (Essex)

The finalists were selected from APL members. All the submissions were very strong and the panel had a difficult job selecting them. The judges were Adam Frost (Adam Frost Landscapes), Joe Swift (Gardeners' World), Lucy Hall (BBC Gardeners' World Magazine) and Andrew Fisher Tomlin (Fisher Tomlin and Bowyer).

More information on the finalists and their initial garden designs is available on the APL website.

BBC Gardeners' World Live takes place 16-19 June at The NEC Birmingham.

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